Salary for Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks

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Also known as:  Accounts Receivable Assistant, Accounts Receivable Clerk, Auditing Clerk, Bookkeeper, Fixed Capital Clerk, Foreign Exchange Position Clerk, Mortgage Accounting Clerk helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

Bookkeeping, Accounting and Auditing Clerks prepare financial records for different companies. They record these financial transactions as well as update them and check financial records for accuracy. Clerks can work in a number of different environments, from bookkeeping firms to tax preparation firms and many others. Basic Math and computer skills are needed to work in this position, though no prior training is required. It is also necessary to have a high school diploma. The ability to operate different computer software programs, including spreadsheets and bookkeeping software is necessary.

A Bookkeeping, Accounting, or Auditing Clerk gets a salary of between $27,050 - $63,900 depending on level of experience. will normally receive average salaries of fourty-four thousand one hundred dollars every year.

can get the best pay in District of Columbia, where they get average compensation of close to about $57,950. Employees who work in this job make the greatest compensation in Utilities, where they can earn average pay scales of $48,710.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 47.57 percent nationwide in that time.


Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks tend to make the most in the following industries:

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Finance and Insurance
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Public Administration

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Accommodation and Food Services
Retail Trade
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
Other Services (except Public Administration)
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Health Care and Social Assistance